RichardS, God bless for getting through that thread
We love when lurkers become posters- Kudos! Very interesting to see your diet/lipid interactions. You seems to have had an initial positive response to HFLC that tempered with time. I'm totally on the lookout to see if the same is happening with me... Did you check your thyroid with your worsening lipids? Regardless, congrats on re-hacking it and getting things back in line. I'm working to do the same.
FWIW, I agree with you. I think Dr. Gundry has some really good innovative ideas. I'm not throwing the baby out with the bathwater
but rather tweaking macronutrient ratios within his basic
framework. His reputation seems solid, but the lack of peer-reviewed research with his CAD prevention/reversal protocol is disconcerting. Trust me, I've wondered about "cherry-picking" to make his numbers look better. My hope is that he will find the time to expose his protocol to more scrutiny so that we can all learn more.
Interesting, GenePool0304- you suspect my worsening lipids have to do with an increase in SFA. And that by eating avocado, as opposed to using EVOO, I can get the benefits of MUFA without the downside of SFA. Am I understanding that correctly? You are aware that Dr. Gundry argues that there is a difference between plant and animal SFAs. He claims the former is safe
for E4s. You seem to be suggesting SFA is SFA regardless of source. Hmmm. I guess that would be an easy n=1 test, especially on a 4/4 as we react very quickly to dietary changes. That could be an important distinction for each of us to make in figuring out our ideal diet rather than relying on Dr. Grundy's observations.
Quickly, sweet George privately messaged me to let me know I'd been spelling Dr. Gundry's name wrong throughout this entire thread
Apologies. Of course, I KNOW it's Grundy. I think I misspelled it in the header and my very aggressive iOS 8 auto-correct took over and "fixed" it every time. That's Julienne's story & I'm sticking with it. Thank you- George!